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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527584/a-combined-passive-and-active-musculoskeletal-model-study-to-estimate-l4-l5-load-sharing
#1
F Azari, N Arjmand, A Shirazi-Adl, T Rahimi-Moghaddam
A number of geometrically-detailed passive finite element (FE) models of the lumbar spine have been developed and validated under in vitro loading conditions. These models are devoid of muscles and thus cannot be directly used to simulate in vivo loading conditions acting on the lumbar joint structures or spinal implants. Gravity loads and muscle forces estimated by a trunk musculoskeletal (MS) model under twelve static activities were applied to a passive FE model of the L4-L5 segment to estimate load sharing among the joint structures (disc, ligaments, and facets) under simulated in vivo loading conditions...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528873/measurement-of-peak-impact-loads-differ-between-accelerometers-effects-of-system-operating-range-and-sampling-rate
#2
Christina Ziebart, Lora M Giangregorio, Jenna C Gibbs, Iris C Levine, James Tung, Andrew C Laing
A wide variety of accelerometer systems, with differing sensor characteristics, are used to detect impact loading during physical activities. The study examined the effects of system characteristics on measured peak impact loading during a variety of activities by comparing outputs from three separate accelerometer systems, and by assessing the influence of simulated reductions in operating range and sampling rate. Twelve healthy young adults performed seven tasks (vertical jump, box drop, heel drop, and bilateral single leg and lateral jumps) while simultaneously wearing three tri-axial accelerometers including a criterion standard laboratory-grade unit (Endevco 7267A) and two systems primarily used for activity-monitoring (ActiGraph GT3X+, GCDC X6-2mini)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528872/computational-study-to-investigate-effect-of-tonometer-geometry-and-patient-specific-variability-on-radial-artery-tonometry
#3
Pranjal Singh, Mohammed Ikbal Choudhury, Sitikantha Roy, Anamika Prasad
Tonometry-based devices are valuable method for vascular function assessment and for measurement of blood pressure. However current design and calibration methods rely on simple models, neglecting key geometrical features, and anthropometric and property variability among patients. Understanding impact of these influences on tonometer measurement is thus essential for improving outcomes of current devices, and for proposing improved design. Towards this goal, we present a realistic computational model for tissue-device interaction using complete wrist section with hyperelastic material and frictional contact...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526174/twist-buckling-of-veins-under-torsional-loading
#4
Justin R Garcia, Arnav Sanyal, Fatemeh Fatemifar, Mohammad Mottahedi, Hai-Chao Han
Veins are often subjected to torsion and twisted veins can hinder and disrupt normal blood flow but their mechanical behavior under torsion is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the twist deformation and buckling behavior of veins under torsion. Twist buckling tests were performed on porcine internal jugular veins (IJVs) and human great saphenous veins (GSVs) at various axial stretch ratio and lumen pressure conditions to determine their critical buckling torques and critical buckling twist angles...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521951/validation-of-the-anybody-full-body-musculoskeletal-model-in-computing-lumbar-spine-loads-at-l4l5-level
#5
Tito Bassani, Elena Stucovitz, Zhihui Qian, Matteo Briguglio, Fabio Galbusera
In the panorama of available musculoskeletal modeling software, AnyBody software is a commercial tool that provides a full body musculoskeletal model which is increasingly exploited by numerous researchers worldwide. In this regard, model validation becomes essential to guarantee the suitability of the model in representing the simulated system. When focusing on lumbar spine, the previous works aimed at validating the AnyBody model in computing the intervertebral loads held several limitations, and a comprehensive validation is to be considered as lacking...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511840/quantitative-assessment-of-trunk-deformation-during-running
#6
Shoma Kudo, Masahiro Fujimoto, Tadao Isaka, Akinori Nagano
The trunk has a multi-segmental structure and is composed of the cervical, thoracic, and lumber spines and surrounding soft tissue elements; this allows flexible deformation during dynamic movements. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess trunk deformation during dynamic movement. Ten male subjects performed running at four different speeds: 8km/h, 10km/h, 12km/h, and 14km/h. Forty reflective markers were placed on the backs of these individuals to define 56 small triangular areas, and three-dimensional kinematic data was recorded with a motion capture system...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511839/the-implication-of-the-osteolysis-threshold-and-interfacial-gaps-on-periprosthetic-osteolysis-in-cementless-total-hip-replacement
#7
Hamidreza Alidousti, Neil W Bressloff
Osteolysis around joint replacements may develop due to migration of wear particles from the joint space into gaps between the interface bone and the implant where they can accumulate in high concentrations to cause tissue damage. Osteolysis may appear in various postoperative times and morphological shapes which can be generalized into linear and focal. However, there are no clear explanations on the causes of such variations. Patients' degree of sensitivity to polyethylene particles (osteolysis thresholds), the local particle concentration and the access route provided by the interface gaps have been described as determining factors...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511838/supra-annular-valve-in-valve-implantation-reduces-blood-stasis-on-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-leaflets
#8
Koohyar Vahidkhah, Ali N Azadani
Leaflet thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and Valve-in-Valve (ViV) procedures has been increasingly recognized. This study aimed to investigate the effect of positioning of the transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) in ViV setting on the flow dynamics aspect of post-ViV thrombosis by quantifying the blood stasis in the intra-annular and supra-annular settings. To that end, two idealized computational models, representing ViV intra-annular and supra-annular positioning of a TAV were developed in a patient-specific geometry...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501342/speed-age-sex-and-body-mass-index-provide-a-rigorous-basis-for-comparing-the-kinematic-and-kinetic-profiles-of-the-lower-extremity-during-walking
#9
E F Chehab, T P Andriacchi, J Favre
The increased use of gait analysis has raised the need for a better understanding of how walking speed and demographic variations influence asymptomatic gait. Previous analyses mainly reported relationships between subsets of gait features and demographic measures, rendering it difficult to assess whether gait features are affected by walking speed or other demographic measures. The purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the kinematic and kinetic profiles during ambulation that tests for the effect of walking speed in parallel to the effects of age, sex, and body mass index...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483145/changes-in-relative-work-of-the-lower-extremity-joints-and-distal-foot-with-walking-speed
#10
Anahid Ebrahimi, Saryn R Goldberg, Steven J Stanhope
The modulation of walking speed results in adaptations to the lower limbs which can be quantified using mechanical work. A 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF) power analysis, which includes additional translations as compared to the 3 DOF (all rotational) approach, is a comprehensive approach for quantifying lower limb work during gait. The purpose of this study was to quantify the speed-related 6 DOF joint and distal foot work adaptations of all the lower extremity limb constituents (hip, knee, ankle, and distal foot) in healthy individuals...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478945/arm-reactions-in-response-to-an-unexpected-slip-impact-of-aging
#11
Zachary Merrill, April J Chambers, RakiƩ Cham
Slips and falls represent a serious public safety concern in older adults, with the segment of the United States population over the age of 65 accounting for about three quarters of all fall related deaths. The majority of falls in older adults are due to trips and slips. The objective of this study was to investigate how age affects arm reactions generated in response to unexpected slips. Thirty-three participants divided into two age groups (16 young, 17 old) participated in this study. Participants were exposed to two conditions: known dry walking (baseline) and an unexpected slip initiated when stepping onto a glycerol-contaminated floor...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476209/vacuum-level-effects-on-knee-contact-force-for-unilateral-transtibial-amputees-with-elevated-vacuum-suspension
#12
Hang Xu, Kasey Greenland, Donald Bloswick, Jie Zhao, Andrew Merryweather
The elevated vacuum suspension system (EVSS) has demonstrated unique health benefits for amputees, but the effect of vacuum pressure values on knee contact force (KCF) is still unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of vacuum levels on KCF for unilateral transtibial amputees (UTA) using the EVSS. Three-dimensional gait was modeled for 9 UTA with five vacuum levels (0-20inHg [67.73kPa], 5inHg [16.93kPa] increments) and 9 non-amputees based on kinematic and ground reaction force data...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465030/twente-spine-model-a-complete-and-coherent-dataset-for-musculo-skeletal-modeling-of-the-thoracic-and-cervical-regions-of-the-human-spine
#13
Riza Bayoglu, Leo Geeraedts, Karlijn H J Groenen, Nico Verdonschot, Bart Koopman, Jasper Homminga
Musculo-skeletal modeling could play a key role in advancing our understanding of the healthy and pathological spine, but the credibility of such models are strictly dependent on the accuracy of the anatomical data incorporated. In this study, we present a complete and coherent musculo-skeletal dataset for the thoracic and cervical regions of the human spine, obtained through detailed dissection of an embalmed male cadaver. We divided the muscles into a number of muscle-tendon elements, digitized their attachments at the bones, and measured morphological muscle parameters...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457606/combined-measurement-and-modeling-of-specimen-specific-knee-mechanics-for-healthy-and-acl-deficient-conditions
#14
Azhar A Ali, Michael D Harris, Sami Shalhoub, Lorin P Maletsky, Paul J Rullkoetter, Kevin B Shelburne
Quantifying the mechanical environment at the knee is crucial for developing successful rehabilitation and surgical protocols. Computational models have been developed to complement in vitro studies, but are typically created to represent healthy conditions, and may not be useful in modeling pathology and repair. Thus, the objective of this study was to create finite element (FE) models of the natural knee, including specimen-specific tibiofemoral (TF) and patellofemoral (PF) soft tissue structures, and to evaluate joint mechanics in intact and ACL-deficient conditions...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457605/the-effects-of-morphological-irregularity-on-the-mechanical-behavior-of-interdigitated-biological-sutures-under-tension
#15
Lei Liu, Yunyao Jiang, Mary Boyce, Christine Ortiz, Jeffery Baur, Juha Song, Yaning Li
Irregular interdigitated morphology is prevalent in biological sutures in nature. Suture complexity index has long been recognized as the most important morphological parameter to govern the mechanical properties of biological sutures. However, the suture complexity index alone does not reflect all aspects of suture morphology. The goal of this investigation was to determine that besides suture complexity index, whether the degree of morphological irregularity of biological sutures has influences on the mechanical properties, and if there is any, how to quantify these influences...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457604/local-displacement-and-strain-uncertainties-in-different-bone-types-by-digital-volume-correlation-of-synchrotron-microtomograms
#16
Marco Palanca, Andrew J Bodey, Mario Giorgi, Marco Viceconti, Damien Lacroix, Luca Cristofolini, Enrico Dall'Ara
Understanding bone mechanics at different hierarchical levels is fundamental to improve preclinical and clinical assessments of bone strength. Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) is the only experimental measurement technique used for measuring local displacements and calculating local strains within bones. To date, its combination with laboratory source micro-computed tomography (LS-microCT) data typically leads to high uncertainties, which limit its application. Here, the benefits of synchrotron radiation micro-computed tomography (SR-microCT) for DVC are reported...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457603/healthy-and-diseased-coronary-bifurcation-geometries-influence-near-wall-and-intravascular-flow-a-computational-exploration-of-the-hemodynamic-risk
#17
Claudio Chiastra, Diego Gallo, Paola Tasso, Francesco Iannaccone, Francesco Migliavacca, Jolanda J Wentzel, Umberto Morbiducci
Local hemodynamics has been identified as one main determinant in the onset and progression of atherosclerotic lesions at coronary bifurcations. Starting from the observation that atherosensitive hemodynamic conditions in arterial bifurcation are majorly determined by the underlying anatomy, the aim of the present study is to investigate how peculiar coronary bifurcation anatomical features influence near-wall and intravascular flow patterns. Different bifurcation angles and cardiac curvatures were varied in population-based, idealized models of both stenosed and unstenosed bifurcations, representing the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with its diagonal branch...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456332/cat-maus-a-novel-system-for-true-dynamic-motion-measurement-of-underlying-bony-structures-with-compensation-for-soft-tissue-movement
#18
Rui Jia, Paul Monk, David Murray, J Alison Noble, Stephen Mellon
Optoelectronic motion capture systems are widely employed to measure the movement of human joints. However, there can be a significant discrepancy between the data obtained by a motion capture system (MCS) and the actual movement of underlying bony structures, which is attributed to soft tissue artefact. In this paper, a computer-aided tracking and motion analysis with ultrasound (CAT & MAUS) system with an augmented globally optimal registration algorithm is presented to dynamically track the underlying bony structure during movement...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460690/pain-catastrophizing-moderates-changes-in-spinal-control-in-response-to-noxiously-induced-low-back-pain
#19
Gwyneth B Ross, Peter J Sheahan, Brian Mahoney, Brendon J Gurd, Paul W Hodges, Ryan B Graham
It is generally accepted that spine control and stability are relevant for the prevention and rehabilitation of low back pain (LBP). However, there are conflicting results in the literature in regards to how these variables are modified in the presence of LBP. The aims of the present work were twofold: (1) to use noxious stimulation to induce LBP in healthy individuals to assess the direct effects of pain on control (quantified by the time-dependent behavior of kinematic variance), and (2) to assess whether the relationship between pain and control is moderated by psychological features (i...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456333/how-symmetric-are-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-patients-during-gait-insights-for-the-rehabilitation
#20
Renan A Resende, Renata N Kirkwood, John F Rudan, Kevin J Deluzio
Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing patients demonstrate hip biomechanics closer to normal in comparison to total hip arthroplasty during gait. However, it is not clear how symmetric is the gait of hip resurfacing patients. Biomechanical data of 12 unilateral metal-on-metal hip resurfacing participants were collected during gait at a mean time of 45months (SD 24) after surgery. Ankle, knee, hip, pelvis and trunk kinematics and kinetics of both sides were measured with a motion and force-capture system. Principal component analysis and mean hypothesis' tests were used to compare the operated and healthy sides...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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